Some of the trials people have to face in life just don’t seem fair at all. Witnessing these things has made me realize how thankful I should be for the place I’m at in my life right now. Even if it isn’t exactly where I’d imagined myself, it’s a good place. A steady job, a warm family, caring friends. I have been lucky even if I haven’t been extremely prosperous. But at the same time I feel an uneasy churning in my stomach thinking that I am here in this privileged place and so many others are not. There is so much trauma and sadness and deep anguish in this world, sometimes I feel it as deeply as if it were my own and I lose track of what I actually am blessed with. It’s difficult to see the beauty sometimes in a world so full of ugliness.
Those girls who wear converse to prom because “they aren’t like most girls”